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dc.contributor.authorGuaqueta-Arias, J. A.
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-11T00:33:15Z
dc.date.available2010-08-11T00:33:15Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/2380
dc.description.abstractTourists travelling to foreign destinations commonly have to face a complex and new decision environment where new prices, new goods and new services are suddenly being evaluated. However destination prices are not necessarily straightforward as tourists need to "translate" destination prices via the exchange rate into their own currency. This study explored the difficulties that tourists may face in working out what prices they are paying in terms that they can understand, usually their home currency. A two phase study was conducted with a qualitative phase where travellers were observed while travelling in South America, and a quantitative phase where a simulation was conducted. The study found ample evidence of tourists making errors and finding difficulties as destination prices were being evaluated. It is suggested that these difficulties are related to situational (context) characteristics as well as personal characteristics (mainly mathematical ability). This study suggests that difficulties found in the context, and that may lead to errors, may, in the case of some tourists, be better dealt with by giving this responsibility to a third party, such as a prepaid package, credit card or tour guide.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectbounded rationalityen
dc.subjectexchange ratesen
dc.subjectpackage holidaysen
dc.subjectprice perceptionsen
dc.subjectpricesen
dc.subjectrules of thumben
dc.subjectstressen
dc.subjecttourist behaviouren
dc.titleTourists, prices and exchange ratesen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Commerce and Managementen
lu.thesis.supervisorEarl, Peter
lu.thesis.supervisorMollenkopf, Diane
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Accounting, Economics and Financeen
dc.rights.accessRightsDigital thesis can be viewed by current staff and students of Lincoln University only. Print copy available for reading in Lincoln University Library. May be available through inter-library loan.en
dc.subject.anzsrc140216 Tourism Economicsen
dc.subject.anzsrc150604 Tourism Marketingen
dc.subject.anzsrc150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experienceen


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